Certain felony DUIs are tried as wobbler DUI (also known as gross misdemeanors). It can be viewed as something not quite as serious a felony but more than a regular misdemeanor. This can result in less severe penalties such as probation instead of jail time or jail time instead of time in state prison.
Many criteria factor in the decision to elevate a misdemeanor or reduce a felony to this wobbler DUI status. It is mainly a factor of the seriousness of the victim’s injuries and the degree of negligence. If you have any DUI convictions on your record it will be more difficult to convince the court to treat your case as a wobbler DUI instead of a felony.
If you were involved in an accident and did not stay at the scene, call your San Diego Defender Hit and Run specialist today for a free consultation at (619) 258-8888.